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A Circus At The Airport: San Diego's Artist Residency Entertains Tr...

A Circus At The Airport: San Diego's Artist Residency Entertains Travelers

Sept. 16
By Katie Schoolov

Three years ago, the San Diego International Airport underwent a $1 billion expansion and dedicated $6 million of that to adding artwork as a “calming distraction.” Now, they’ve added another form of artwork: the circus.

San Diego's Sunday Bus Services Still Lag Despite Economic Recovery

San Diego's Sunday Bus Services Still Lag Despite Economic Recovery

Sept. 9
By Andrew Bowen

During the Great Recession, San Diego's Metropolitan Transit System was forced to raise fares and make sweeping cuts to bus and trolley services — most of them on Sundays. As the economy has recovered, however, funding for public transit is lagging behind.

California Counts Poll Offers Insights Into Voters Outlook On State

California Counts Poll Offers Insights Into Voters Outlook On State

Sept. 8
California Counts

The statewide poll asked several questions about how voters feel about living in California, state pride and the attainability of the California dream. It surveyed attitudes about Proposition 64 on recreational marijuana, the economy and immigration, among other issues.

What Learning Looks Like: Researcher Teaches Fake Words To Watch Le...

What Learning Looks Like: Researcher Teaches Fake Words To Watch Learning Happen

Sept. 7
By Megan Burks

We're exploring learning at the cellular level in a new education series called "What Learning Looks Like." The goal is to help us understand how learning happens — or should happen — in our everyday lives.

A Decade Later, San Diego’s Living Wage Law Quiets Critics

A Decade Later, San Diego’s Living Wage Law Quiets Critics

Sept. 6
By Joe Yerardi / inewsource, Chris Young / inewsource

The city’s experience over the past decade appears to have silenced business leaders who argued that requiring pay well above the minimum wage would kill jobs and put employers out of business.

As Koch Steps Down, He Expects New Stone CEO To Continue 'Amazing' ...

As Koch Steps Down, He Expects New Stone CEO To Continue 'Amazing' Journey

Sept. 5
By Elma Gonzalez, Ebone Monet

Before a new executive takes over Escondido-based Stone Brewing Tuesday, co-founder and CEO Greg Koch talks about how his craft beer vision goes beyond the tasting room.

U.S. Senate Candidates Can't Agree On Debate Schedule

U.S. Senate Candidates Can't Agree On Debate Schedule

Sept. 5
By Amita Sharma

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has signed on to two debates, while her opponent Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez wants four. But the two haven't agreed to the same debates.

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Experts Say

Giant Pandas Are No Longer Endangered, Experts Say

Sept. 5
By Kristina Bravo, Associated Press

Their population has grown thanks to conservation efforts, according to the International Union for the Conservation of Nature. But they're not in the clear yet.

Fading Salton Sea Thirsting For Water

Fading Salton Sea Thirsting For Water

Sept. 2
By Erik Anderson

California's largest lake has been teetering on the edge of an ecological disaster for years, but there is new momentum to find a solution for the environmental challenges at the Salton Sea.

We're Following A First-Year Teacher To Learn About Special Ed's Ch...

We're Following A First-Year Teacher To Learn About Special Ed's Challenges

Sept. 1
By Megan Burks

You might have heard the statistic: Half of all teachers quit within five years. That number has been disputed, but what isn't is that teaching is hard, and teaching special education is even harder.

Obama Pledges Federal Help For Salton Sea

Obama Pledges Federal Help For Salton Sea

Aug. 31
By Erik Anderson

President Barack Obama unveiled a new partnership with California aimed at tackling the ecological problems plaguing the Salton Sea.

Old Globe Turns 'October Sky' Into New Musical

Old Globe Turns 'October Sky' Into New Musical

Aug. 26
By Nina Garin

The beloved film about rocket science is adapted into a family-friendly, 'wholesome' musical.

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Scientists Mark 100 Years Of Recording Ocean Temp At Scripps Pier

Aug. 22
By Erik Anderson

San Diego researchers have been taking ocean temperatures at the end of Scripps Pier for a century, and the data have a story to tell.

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Large-Scale Battery Project Ready To Go Online In Imperial Valley

Aug. 18
By Erik Anderson

The Imperial Valley is home to one of the largest utility-scale battery projects on the West Coast, helping take the nation's power grid in a new direction.

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Women Suffering Complications From Genital Mutilation Years Later

Aug. 18
By Jean Guerrero

Thousands of refugees and immigrants were genitally mutilated as young girls in their home countries. Years later, they can suffer life-threatening medical complications.